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Cutie Mark Crusaders Pumpkins by archiveit1 Cutie Mark Crusaders Pumpkins by archiveit1
Three pumpkins for three fillies, Sweetie Belle, Applebloom, and Scootaloo, the Cutie Mark Crusaders from My Little Pony: friendship is Magic, with their milkshakes from One Bad Apple.  Because of the diameter of the pumpkins I couldn't get the images any closer together.  They look better in person than in this photo.  Took about 24 hours to do all three CMC pumpkins. 

Be sure to check out my other pumpkins
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PanHead537 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
How adorable!!!
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought I'd show you my Cutie Mark Crusaders pumpkins for this year's Nightmare Night, since you gave me advice before making them:

CMCs Pumpkins (EQD Annual Pumpkin Event 2014)


They did not turn out as perfect as yours, but your advice was very helpful and I improved a lot in carving pony pumpkins. :)
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Those came out pretty well, and I see you were able to get the different shades in places by altering the depths. 
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For my first time doing that, this was going quite well.
But I accidentally cut through at some spots and had to glue those parts in again, so there's still room for improving! :)


Say, which tools have you used exactly for carving your pumpkins?
Is there anything special that is better than a usual small, sharp kitchen knife?
Perhaps a tool specifically made for carving pumpkins?
I want the next ones to turn out even better.
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I use an X-Acto knife, which works pretty well. 
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T-Man13 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Oh my wow!
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minecraftqueen8879 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student
Amzaing I love it 
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lobamia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
i love it so cute
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Foxyfoxlover Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
CUTE I LOVE YOU CUTIE MARK CRUSADERSSweetie Belle not amused sprite Scootaloo Smile sprite Apple bloom jumping Clapping Pony Icon - Scootaloo Apple Bloom clapping icon 
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kmanhbk18 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
nice
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edline02 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful.
I wish to see it on real life.
<3
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Emeraldsound Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KAWAII
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
How sweet ^^
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Suukorak0 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cutie Mark Crusader Pumpkin Symbols YAY!
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DarkLordDashie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool! 
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White-Pencil Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, nice idea!
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute and adorable trio.
Excellent!
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calvinthedestroyer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Cool!
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Thanks
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks perfect! *-*

Can you explain me something? When you were scratching out the pulp inside to make the wall of the pumpkin thinner so that more light shines through, how could you ensure that you only scratch out the pulp at the right spots?
I imagine that kinda hard, since you can't look through the wall of a pumpkin and you can't make markings on the inside either.
I made a pumpkin for Equestria Daily last year too, but it's still a mystery to me how this works properly and my pumpkin last year was far away from being perfect.
I want to participate this year again, but I would like to know first how this is done, to not screw the pumpkins up.
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I actually scratch it out on the outside to different depths.  I scrape the backside to a uniform thickness throughout so it is even and smooth inside, but the varying depths are all done from the front.  You can see the difference in lighting much better in person than in the picture.
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
From the outside, really?
But what's with their manes and the milkshakes then?
They look like you have let the skin on them, but made them thinner from the inside at this spots to get more light through, but still keeping them darker than the bodies.
Only their actual bodies look like you've removed the skin.
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
No, anyplace you see light coming out has had the skin removed.  I just left it thicker in the darker areas.  
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. But the skin is still there for the black outlines and the black part of the eyes, right?
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Correct.  If you look at my gallery you can see some of my earlier pumpkins in the light that show how I do it.  
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
That's helping me a lot to make it even better than last year! :D
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archiveit1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
No problem
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